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August 26, 2014

2014 was a devastating year for music festivals in Korea. But one of the high points is bound to be the New Generation of Ska Festival, a free street festival held in Sinchon on August 30.

Ska is far from Korea’s most…

Korean-Egyptian traditional musical instruments .. look like each other

August 19, 2014, No comments

Korean civilization interested in music from so long especially during the three kingdoms period. Egyptian people interested in music from the era of ...

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‘Brush’ A Korean Family Play arrives in the UK for Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August 19, 2014, No comments

The Haddangse crew are here in the UK to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ahead of their performance at Edinburgh, they put on a ‘o ...

'Made of chair' image courtesy of the Korean Cultural Centre UK

Friday Late Night: Korea at the V&A, London

August 12, 2014, No comments

   The Victoria & Albert Museum hosted a wonderful late night event back in May this year with the focus on Korean popular culture. The Muse ...

  • Legendary gisaeng Hwang Jin-Yi. Photo taken from the 2006 KBS2 TV series.
    The Many Faces of the Gisaeng in Korean TV
    August 12, 2014, No comments

    I must admit that I love watching gisaeng (기생) in Korean TV dramas and movies more than Joseon queens and princesses and women from yangban families. But don’t get me wrong. All of these women, whichever social …

  • Korean Formats Remakes
    Korean TV formats: a new Korean wave?
    July 18, 2014, No comments

    Over the past fifteen years, and especially in the late 2000s, Korean television dramas have been able to find an increasing number of platforms to be viewed by a growing foreign fanbase: first in South East Asia,…